A couple of years ago, after numerous petitions and a ton of fan demand, Capcom finally announced plans to create a Resident Evil 2 remake. Capcom has shared very little concrete information since the game’s announcement, but a potential leak may at least reveal whether the Resident Evil 2 remake is third-person like the original or if it uses the first-person view seen in the more recent Resident Evil 7.
According to Reddit user DasVergeben, the Resident Evil 2 remake will use a third-person perspective instead of a first-person viewpoint. DasVergeben stopped short of specificying whether the game would use an over-the-shoulder camera like Resident Evil 4-6 or if it will maintain the fixed camera angles of the original game, but more information on that front should come sooner rather than later.
In fact, if DasVergeben is to be believed, the Resident Evil 2 remake may be shown off as early as next month. There are a couple of big gaming events in December, the PlayStation Experience and The Game Awards, and both would provide Capcom a great opportunity to give the Resident Evil 2 remake a sizable spotlight. However, DasVergeben believes that while it’s possible the Resident Evil 2 remake will be shown by the end of the year, it’s more likely that Capcom waits until next year to pull the curtain back on the highly anticipated survival-horror title.
So, should DasVergeben be trusted? Fans should take his claims with a grain of salt, but there is some evidence that makes him more credible than other supposed leakers. As it turns out, DasVergeben revealed the addition of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Enchantress to Injustice 2 before the official announcement was made, indicating that he may be a genuine industry insider.
Fans will have a better idea as to whether or not DasVergeben can be trusted once the PlayStation Experience rolls around on December 9th. DasVergeben has also made the claim that Devil May Cry 5 will be announced at the show, and will feature multiple playable characters to boot. If Devil May Cry 5 is announced at the PlayStation Experience as DasVergeben claims, then it will be easier to believe his information on the Resident Evil 2 remake is accurate.
If DasVergeben’s claims about the Resident Evil 2 remake are true, it should please longtime fans of the franchise and help rebuild some goodwill towards the game. Some fans have turned on Capcom and the Resident Evil 2 remake after it was revealed that it would be dropping the original voice actors for Claire Redfield and Ada Wong, but if the game is sticking with a classic third-person view, some disgruntled fans may change their tune.
The Resident Evil 2 remake is currently in development for unspecified platforms.